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De Blasio grapples with police shootings

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:01:30 -0800

The point-blank shooting of two New York City police officers this weekend is testing whether Mayor Bill de Blasio's brand of unapologetic liberalism can work in a city that's spent decades under mayors who made law and order a top priority.

WBFF apologizes for misleading edit on videotape of protest chant

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:00:18 -0800

WBFF (Fox45) apologized Monday night online and on-air for misleadingly editing and airing a video Sunday of a protest march in Washington to make it seem as if protesters were chanting “kill a cop.”

The Plexies: The Winners and Losers in D.C. Real Estate and Development in 2014

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:52:49 -0800

Each year, Housing Complex awards prizes for the best, worst, and weirdest in D.C. development in the past year. Between the mayoral race, the mega-stadium deal, and the 50-plus cranes dotting the skyline, there was enough action in 2014 to yield a whole lot of contenders for the awards.

Critics are accusing him of fomenting an anti-police fervor

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:08:37 -0800

The slain officers are "now our family and we will stand by them," de Blasio said in a news conference Monday. "Our first obligation is to respect these families in mourning."

NYC mayor beset by critics

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:07:15 -0800

The shootings of two police officers in Brooklyn shine a harsh spotlight on Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Catholic Colleges Tell Poor Kids to Go Elsewhere

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:59:53 -0800

Church-affiliated schools are among the nation's most expensive for low-income students

CNN / ORC Poll finds racial divide on police, justice system

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:49:48 -0800

WASHINGTON, DC - There is a defined racial divide in America between how whites and non-whites view police and the criminal justice system, according to a CNN / ORC poll released Monday.

CFTC Staff Extends Time-Limited No-Action Relief to Japan Securities Clearing Corporation and Its Qualifying Clearing ...

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:43:29 -0800

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (Commission) Division of Clearing and Risk (Division) today extended the no-action relief granted in CFTC Letter 13-73 to Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC) and its qualifying clearing participants and affiliates.

I heart me: Our extreme 24/7 cult of the self

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:38:40 -0800

How social media and selfies are fuelling more me time than ever before.

Terrorist nation status would be a ‘big deal’ for North Korea

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:38:20 -0800

SEOUL, South Korea — The 'state sponsors of terrorism' list is a fabled document in foreign policy circles: Washington’s club of designated bad regimes that support saboteurs, assassins and extremists. After the Sony hack, which the FBI blames on North Korea, Kim Jong Un's country could be headed back to that dreaded list — meaning ever harsher sanctions. read more

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